January 19, 2013 11:09 AM   Subscribe

One year ago, everyone's favourite extreme sports geezer Tony Hawk launched a youtube channel called RIDEChannel. They're still going strong and one of their most fun features is the Shred-It Card, where viewers submit videos of their own tricks and Tony Hawk & friends score them video game style, paying out high scores in skate shop credit.
posted by 256 (13 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
that's really charming
posted by silby at 11:14 AM on January 19, 2013

I love this. The music really seals the deal for me.
posted by Arbac at 11:27 AM on January 19, 2013

Just a natural evolution from THPS to Tony Hawk: Ride and Tony Hawk: Ride 2: Shred which had their own skateboard peripherals, to this. Pretty cool they added wheels to the controller.

As a THPS player from way back I gotta complain about how they changed the scoring. They are giving combos even when you don't link tricks with a revert to a manual.

I'm going to check GameStop later to maybe pick up the new wheeled controller for this, it's been a while but I should be able to rack up some sick scores, when you do a 900 to revert to manual to 900 you really rack up the points.
posted by Ad hominem at 11:41 AM on January 19, 2013 [1 favorite]

this makes me so happy inside
posted by dobi at 11:49 AM on January 19, 2013

These are so great, thanks for finding them.
posted by flatluigi at 11:58 AM on January 19, 2013

Ad Hominem: If you're looking for a skateboarding game, as much as I love Tony Hawk (and the old THPS games), let me recommend Skate 3.
posted by 256 at 11:58 AM on January 19, 2013 [3 favorites]

I watched it without sound, those boys can skate!
posted by Chuffy at 12:40 PM on January 19, 2013

Tony Hawk is my favorite extreme sports geezer, too
posted by Doleful Creature at 1:05 PM on January 19, 2013

This is the best.
posted by Jacob G at 2:10 PM on January 19, 2013

It took me too long to realize Tony Hawk was a real person and not a videogame character.
posted by Charlemagne In Sweatpants at 2:48 PM on January 19, 2013

Fantastic videos.

It's too bad the Tony Hawk Pro Skater HD reboot last summer was so disappointing. As mentioned above, Skate 1, 2, & 3 are where the action is.
posted by porn in the woods at 2:52 PM on January 19, 2013

I'm glad the intertubes was invented for this. YOU GOT SHADES!
posted by the painkiller at 6:04 PM on January 19, 2013

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